It’s always exciting when two Power Conference teams match up on the football field. It’s especially compelling when it happens the first week of the college football season. Fans will get a treat on Saturday, Sept. 3 when SEC power LSU and Big 10 contender Wisconsin get the 2016 season underway. To make the affair even more interesting, the Tigers and Badgers will play at historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. If you want to see this game live, use the 2016 Lambeau Field Classic Tickets and Guide to get your seat. Tickets start at $29.
Under head coach Les Miles, the LSU Tigers Football team has been a consistent threat not only in the SEC but in the national championship race as well. Last season the Tigers went 9-3 and placed third in the SEC West. Miles has guided the Tigers to three SEC division titles and the 2007 national championship. His teams have finished ranked in the top 25 all but two years since he took over the program in 2005.
The Wisconsin Badgers Football team enters the game with a year under the belt of second-year head coach Paul Chryst. The former Badger assistant coach went 10-3 last season, placing second in the Western Division of the Big 10. Wisconsin defeated USC in the Holiday Bowl last season in a 23-21 thriller. This season the Badgers must replace quarterback Joel Stave but return running back Dare Ogunbowale, who rushed for more than 800 yards a year ago. The Badgers have consistently produced All-American-caliber running backs and a strong offensive line.
The Tigers and Badgers have only played one another three times, most recently in 2014 where LSU won 28-24 in the season opener. LSU has won all three meetings, also prevailing in 1971 and 1972. Wisconsin has lost its last two season-opening games, while LSU hasn’t lost its opening game since 2002.
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For college football fanatics, there is no offseason. The regular season, bowl games and playoffs may be in the rear-view mirror, but football talk is year-round. Yet, summer for the football junkie can drag on—perhaps because the new season is in sight. If this is the way you feel, you won’t have to wait much longer. The 2016 college football campaign kicks off for most teams the first week in September. One highly anticipated matchup will be Houston–Oklahoma. If you support one of these teams, or if you love college football in general, you can use the Houston Cougars Football vs Oklahoma Sooners Football Opening Saturday – Tickets and Guide to get your seat. Tickets to this Sept. 3 contest at Houston’s NRG Stadium start at $38.
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Soccer in the United States has come a long way in the last two decades. Major League Soccer has increased in popularity, and the league continues to attract not only the best talent in the country but also accomplished players from around the world. Other U.S. leagues are also improving, and this summer and fall U.S. clubs will get their chance to prove themselves against others in North America during CONCACAF Championship play. For soccer fanatics and casual fans alike, there’s nothing like being in the stadium watching these clubs do battle. Use the CONCACAF Champions League Tickets and Guide to get a seat to the action. Tickets start at $10.
A total of 24 teams from 12 associations compete in the championships. From August through October the teams play in series play where the teams are dividing into eight groups of three. The winners of each group advance to the knockout stage next spring. Winning the tournament earns a team an automatic berth to the FIFA World Cup.
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For more than 110 years, the Greek Theater in Berkeley, California, has hosted concerts of all types of music. This year, there will be plenty to get excited about at the venue. Use the Greek Theater Berkley Summer – Fall Tickets and Guide to find the concert that best suits your interest and style. There are plenty of seats still up for grabs, beginning with the Saturday, July 23 show with rock legend Don Henley. Tickets to that show start at $85.
From now through Oct. 8, the venue will host wall-to-wall performances by artists and bands in a variety of genres, including classic rock, heavy metal, hard rock, punk, pop and alternative. There’s bound to be something for all interest types at the Greek Theater in Berkeley. The July, August, September and early August lineup is full of some of the hottest acts in the industry and some of the most famous names of the past four decades.
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Fans have no shortage of races to choose from the rest of July through August and into the first part of September. Events will take place at the track just about every day leading up to autumn. Most races start at 10:30 a.m.
Saratoga Race Course is the third-oldest thoroughbred race track in the United States, having opened in 1863. Only Freehold Raceway and Pleasanton Fairgrounds Racetrack have been around longer. Notable races held at Saratoga include Travers Stakes, Whitney Handicap, Alabama Stakes and Woodward Stakes.
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